Tonight I was driving and my cell phone rang. It was my mom. I asked if I could call her back, because I was driving. She said that was fine. I'm not one of those idiots that gets in wrecks because he didn't know when to get off the dang phone.
So tonight, I got home and I called my mom. The reason she was calling was that my grandmother was 'on the brink,' so to speak. Between the first call from my mom and my opportunity to return it, 'on the brink' became 'no longer with us.'
My mom couldn't talk about it long on the phone, because it was her mother that had passed. And of course, it was hard for me to hear that kind of news and it was hard to hear it from fighting tears.
Death sucks, but I was expecting to get a call like this any day so it didn't honestly hit me all that hard. The worst part is how much I know it hurts my mom, even though she was expecting it too. Worse is that her dad is still alive (in a different home; my grandparents were divorced years ago but remained fond of one another) and probably doesn't have a terribly long time to live on his end.
Anyway, I'm not sure why I'm posting this except sometimes talking about things in a public sort of forum makes me feel better about things.
One final thought: mortality sucks.
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|pup - February 15, 2008 (09:03 PM)
I'm sorry you had to get such bad news. It's inevitable for everyone, but that doesn't make it one bit better.
|EmP - February 16, 2008 (06:35 AM)
Sorry to hear that, Jase.
I'm not actually any good at comforting words, but I'm sorry to hear it, all the same.
|Felix_Arabia - February 16, 2008 (07:51 AM)
I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Jason.
|wayne_steed - February 16, 2008 (02:15 PM)
I'm sorry, Jason.
|pickhut - February 16, 2008 (03:24 PM)
She's in a better place now.
|wolfqueen001 - February 16, 2008 (05:25 PM)
That's quite unfortunate... Sorry to hear about that; I know what it's like losing someone you care about... I hope things turn out better for you...
|bluberry - February 17, 2008 (09:43 PM)
I'm with EmP on not being good at that whole being nice thing, but that sucks, my condolences.